Henrik Ahlenius

Researcher, Docent in Neuroscience, PhD, MSc, Biomedical research school

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences


  • Stem Cells, Aging , Neurodegneration, Reprogramming, Neural Stem Cells, Neurogenesis, Dementia


We are interested in how aging and neurodegenerative diseases affect the brain, neural cells and neural stem cells. Using novel stem cell, reprogramming and genome editing technologies we are studying how genetic pathways involved in aging and neurodegenerative disease affect formation and function of neural cells. We also have a strong interest in basic stem cell biology with a clear focus on neural stem cells and neurogenesis in the adult and aging brain.

Therefore, our aims are to develop cellular models of human neuronal aging and degeneration, to investigate underlying mechanisms responsible for dysfunction in neurons and neural stem cells in the aging and diseased brain and to dissect the regulation of normal neurogenesis.

Recent research outputs

Noelia Benetó, Monica Cozar, Laura Castilla-Vallmanya, Oskar G Zetterdahl, Madalina Sacultanu, Eulalia Segur-Bailach, María García-Morant, Antonia Ribes, Henrik Ahlenius, Daniel Grinberg, Lluïsa Vilageliu & Isaac Canals, 2020 Feb 28, In: Journal of Clinical Medicine. 9, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jonas Fritze, Aurélie Ginisty, Rebecca McDonald, Ella Quist, Eleanor Stamp, Emanuela Monni, Parashar Dhapola, Stefan Lang & Henrik Ahlenius, 2020, In: Stem Cells.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teresa Galera-Monge, Francisco Zurita-Díaz, Isaac Canals, Marita Grønning Hansen, Laura Rufián-Vázquez, Johannes K. Ehinger, Eskil Elmér, Miguel A. Martin, Rafael Garesse, Henrik Ahlenius & M. Esther Gallardo, 2020, In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21, 9, 3191.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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